Why a Queer Literacy Framework Matters: Models for Sustaining (A)Gender Self-Determination and Justice in Today’s Schooling Practices

  • sj Miller
Part of the Queer Studies and Education book series (QSTED)


Miller deepens the book’s focus about how to teach, affirm, and recognize trans* and gender creative youth by connecting it to and introducing the Queer Literacy Framework (QLF), and how authors in the book mediated lessons by drawing upon aspects of the QLF. Miller historicizes the production of gender and details its legacy of prejudicial and biased views. Miller then provides an overview of the importance of the disruption of gender production in school and society writ large and discusses how the role of fostering external and internal safety in classrooms can promote and instantiate a trans* and gender creative legibility for self and other. Ending with sample strategies of applications using the QLF, Miller demonstrates how recognition of self and other can lead to (a)gender self-determination and promote justice in schools and society writ large.


Gender Norm Gender Ideology Literacy Practice Gender Nonconformity Gender Expression 
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  • sj Miller
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  1. 1.University of Colorado BoulderBoulderUSA

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